Holland Library opens doors for video lab

From staff reports

Beginning Sept. 8, Washington State University students will have full access to state-of-the-art video training with the implementation of the new Dimensions Lab in Holland Library.

The lab is located on the first floor next to the microforms area. Services will offer assistance with Macintosh and Windows users. The lab is provided with large monitors and Adobe 6 loaded on to the monitors. Additionally, access to two Oculus Rift virtual-reality head-mounted display headsets and a Lynda.com kiosk for online video tutorials will be added soon.

The lab hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday – Friday and 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The new lab will be distraction-free to provide a platform for more intensive work in computer-based projects in fields such as computer science, engineering, physics, graphic design and more, said Beth Blakesley, who serves as one of the library’s associate deans.

Blakesley said that one goal of the lab for the fall is to establish focus groups in order to receive accurate feedback regarding what other technology students are interested in utilizing.

Reporting by Kayla Bonar